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Malaga airport to Torrox Costa

Från Malaga till Torrox Costa


Travelling from Malaga airport to Torrox Costa is a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Spanish coastline. In this guide we will explore different transport options that will make your journey easy and comfortable. Whether you prefer public transport, car hire or an organised transfer, there is a solution to suit your needs. Let’s find out which one!

Public transport from Malaga airport to Torrox Costa

First you need to get from the airport to Malaga. I usually take either the train or the bus depending on when I arrive at the airport. Both options work well and at a good price.

By train

  1. Walk from the airport terminal to Malaga-Centro Alameda station: From the airport terminal you walk to Malaga-Centro Alameda station. Follow the signs or ask the staff to find your way to the train station.
  2. Buy a ticket: When you reach the train station, find the ticket booth or use the ticket machines to buy a ticket to Malaga-Centro Alameda. Make sure you have enough cash or a debit card to buy the ticket.
  3. Get on the C1 train: Check the timetable for the C1 train and wait at the correct platform. When the train arrives, get on and find a free seat. The C1 train runs along the coast and passes the Estación de Autobuses de Malaga on its way to Malaga city centre.
  4. Journey to Estación de Autobuses de Malaga: Enjoy the train ride on the C1 train as you reach the Estación de Autobuses de Malaga. Listen and look for the train station name as you approach to get off at the right station.
  5. Arriving at the bus station: When you get off the train at the Estación de Autobuses de Malaga, you can walk to the bus station, which is close to the train station. Follow the signs or ask the staff for directions.


  1. Find the bus stop at the airport: walk from the airport terminal to the bus stop. There are several stops at different terminals, so make sure to go to the right stop for buses that are heading to the bus station.
  2. Check the bus routes: Check which bus routes run from the airport to Estación de Autobuses de Malaga. There are usually several options, so make sure to choose the one that suits you best. There may be signs at the bus stop indicating bus line numbers and destinations.
  3. Buy a ticket: Buy a ticket either at a ticket machine at the bus stop or directly on the bus, if possible. Make sure you have cash or a debit card at hand to buy the ticket.
  4. Get on the right bus: When the bus arrives, check that it is the right bus line going to Estación de Autobuses de Malaga. Buses are usually labelled with the destination and line number. If in doubt, ask the bus driver if it’s the right bus to the bus station.
  5. Travelling to Estación de Autobuses de Malaga: Enjoy the bus journey to Estación de Autobuses de Malaga. Buses normally stop at several stops along the way, so pay attention to getting off at the bus station.
  6. Arrival at the bus station: Once you have reached the Estación de Autobuses de Malaga, get off the bus and take your luggage with you. The bus station has arrival halls where you can find information about departure times and platforms for your upcoming journeys.

From Estación de Autobuses de Malaga to Torrox Costa

  1. Choose the right bus line in Estación de Autobuses. Look for bus lines going from Malaga to Torrox Costa. Usually the buses depart from platforms 38-41 of the bus station. Check the timetable to see which departures suit you best.
  2. Buy a ticket by going to the ticket office or use the ticket machines at the bus station to buy your ticket. Make sure to indicate Torrox Costa as your destination.
  3. Once you have purchased your ticket, get on the right bus by looking for the right bus labelled with “Torrox Costa” as your destination. Be sure to check the number or name of the bus to be sure.
  4. Find a comfortable seat on the bus and enjoy the journey towards Torrox Costa. You will pass beautiful landscapes along the coast and experience the picturesque surroundings.
  5. Keep an eye on the signs and pay attention when the bus approaches Torrox Costa. The stop for Torrox Costa is usually centrally located and easy to identify.

By car hire from Malaga airport to Torrox Costa

Getting from Malaga airport to Torrox Costa by car hire gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore the area on your own. Here is a guide to renting a car and I recommend using for your trip. It is both cheap and is completely transparent with their fees. I have used many times and am always satisfied.

  1. Booking with Visit on their website and search for available rental cars for your travel dates. Enter Malaga Airport as the pick-up point and Malaga Airport as the drop-off point if you are returning home the same way. Compare prices and choose the car model that best suits your needs and budget. There are several models, but I tend to use GROUP C so that the car has some horsepower when driving up steep hills.
  2. Booking information: Fill in the necessary information such as your name, contact details and any extra options you want, such as a car seat or GPS navigation system. Double check that you have entered the correct date and time for pick-up and drop-off. I usually schedule a pick-up time right at the time I arrive at the airport, but don’t worry if you get it wrong as they can always come and pick you up at a special designated place that they continuously pick up customers. For returns, I usually take a time that is 1-2 hours after I think I will return it.
  3. Confirmation and payment: Once you are satisfied with the booking, you will receive a confirmation email. Check that all the information is correct. Then follow the payment instructions to finalise the booking and secure your rental car.
  4. Picking up the rental car: Upon arrival at Malaga AGP airport, go to the exit of the airport and you will need to go to a car park to be picked up. Please see the picture below on how to walk. When you arrive at the car park, wait for a van that says on it. Get in and let them mark that you have boarded and you will then be taken to the office. Present your booking confirmation and show your driving licence and payment card to receive your rental car.
  5. Travelling to Torrox Costa: Navigate by GPS to the A-7 (also known as Autovía del Mediterráneo) from Malaga airport and try to follow the signs for Almería and eventually you will see the sign for Torrox Costa. There are several alternative routes to choose from depending on your preference and traffic conditions.
  6. Car hire return: Drive back to Return the hire car at the agreed date and time. A company representative will go through the car and complete the return process and you can get on the same van that picked you up in step 4. It will drive you to the entrance of the airport.
Från Malaga AGP till Torrox Costa
Follow the arrow to get picked up

Organised transfer

  1. Pre-booking a transfer: Before your trip, make a pre-booking of an organised transfer from Malaga airport to Torrox Costa. There are various transfer companies and tour operators that offer this service. You can book online or by phone and give them information about your flight number and arrival time so they can plan your transfer in advance. Here are some examples: Malaga Transfer, Suntransfers, Shuttle Direct, HolidayTaxis and Resorthoppa.
  2. Arrival at Malaga airport: When you arrive at Malaga airport, go to the arrivals hall where you will see signs and meeting points for transfer companies. Some companies have meeting points in the arrivals hall or outside the terminal. Follow the instructions from your transfer company to find the right meeting point.
  3. Meeting with the transfer company: At the meeting point, a representative from the transfer company will be waiting for you. They will have a sign or badge with your name or the company’s name on it. Be attentive and look for the right representative to check in and inform them of your arrival.
  4. Transfer to Torrox Costa: After you have checked in with the transfer company, they will guide you to your transfer vehicle waiting outside the airport. This can be a minibus, taxi or private car depending on your choice and booking. You will then be transported directly to Torrox Costa. During the journey you can enjoy the views or relax.
  5. Arrival in Torrox Costa: The transfer will drop you off at your specified destination in Torrox Costa, such as your hotel, apartment or a central location. If you have any special requests or needs, you can discuss them with the transfer company in advance to ensure a smooth transition.

Final words

Whichever mode of transport you choose, getting from Malaga to Torrox Costa is easy. By exploring the different transport options, you can tailor your trip to your preferences and make your holiday experience even more enjoyable.

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